Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Abbot, Abbess, as Spiritual Principle

When we first elected the Abbot to be the abbot of HMM, just because he’d been here the longest and loved the monastic life–  at least in theory– more than most of us—well, more than some of us– and understood …

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Be Still

Zen garden in winter. white rocks, white snow. My quiet upper window reminder.

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My New Strategy: Don’t Click on All the Trump Rants

It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.   — Mahatma Gandhi My new strategy is to not click on all the Trump rants, both for him and …

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Merry Christmas, Merry Revolution

The daily routine at Heart Mountain Monastery doesn’t change much during the Christmas season-=- okay, the holiday season. That’s one reason why we get quite a few folks asking if they might come stay during this time. The ordinariness, and …

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Blunting the Boy Bully: The Gandalf Nuremberg Strategy

“ When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think …

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